Petrea Burchard

About me

Petrea Burchard began her acting career on the Chicago stage, later moving to Los Angeles to work in television, film and voice-over. She’s known as the original English voice of Ryoko, the sexy space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo!.

Auditions, jobs and the people she met in Hollywood (famous and infamous) became fodder for her popular Act As If humor column at She also drew on her acting experience to write her first novel. During a summer Shakespeare course at Oxford, she fell in love with the English countryside and the idea for Camelot & Vine began to take shape.

Other published works include articles, short fiction and essays. Petrea lives with her husband in southern California.

From my website

One Special Evening

When writers sit and talk about writing it can be so boring! Blah blah structure blah blah grammar blah blah Strunk & White blah blah blah. But when you’ve got me, Margaret and Désirée you’ve got Ideas! Subtext! Voice and conflict, baby! And you don’t just sit there and listen.…

While You Can

If you live in Pasadena, California, you have very little time to load in supplies before The Parade. Soon the streets will be overwhelmed and tough to navigate. You don’t want to starve, so plan ahead. Over here we’re putting up vegetables and stacking bags of flour and coffee in…

Blessed Be.

Happy everything to you!

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